The Measure to Improve Network consists of a select group of California County Offices of Education (COEs) collaborating virtually to share practices and learn about new tools for tracking local accountability.

California’s school districts must now collect and report local information on the implementation of academic standards (Priority 2) and school climate (Priority 6) as part of state accountability requirements. To support that work WestEd’s Measure to Learn and Improve initiative is convening a small online professional learning network of California COE instructional leaders to discuss their ongoing efforts to help their districts effectively monitor these local indicators and review several newly-available (free) tools* for tracking progress in these areas.

Network Benefits

Technical Assistance

Free direct technical assistance from WestEd staff to COE officials in two key state priority areas.


New free tools to track local indicators and facilitate data-driven local decision-making


Knowledge Sharing

Peer-to-peer COE knowledge sharing about ways to strengthen local districts’ capacity for collecting, analyzing, and using data for improvement

*These new tools include an online database (item bank) of staff survey questions created for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s multi-state Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) initiative, several new observation/walkthrough protocols designed to help school leaders track standards implementation in classrooms, and a set of school climate surveys recently identified by the California Department of Education’s School Conditions and Climate Work Group.

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